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Kids Help Phone

What is Kids Help Phone?
Phone counselling
Web counselling
For ages 20 & under
Free, 24/7
Anonymous & Confidential
The KHP Promise
Anonymous means you don’t have to tell us who you are.
Confidential means whatever you tell us is safe

Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario

Parents’ Lifelines is a non-profit family support organization for parents and caregivers whose children to age 24 are dealing with mental health and/or addiction challenges. We are staffed with parents who also have supported their own children with these challenges – we have travelled this journey. We understand the challenges and the stresses on families but we also know there is hope, recovery is possible and we know firsthand that parents and caregivers play a significant role. Children and youth with good family support have better outcomes. Families also need support to be the supporters and advocates their children need. You have arrived at the right place to get that support and to learn more about navigating the mental health and addiction systems. Please explore this website to understand the services we can provide. You don’t need to feel alone.

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth

Our staff are child and youth mental health experts who have extensive training in evidence informed practises. They are a mix of Child and Youth Counsellors, Social Workers, Counsellors and an Early Child Education Worker with Resource Teacher training.

Lanark Community Programs

We are a non-profit organization providing support to adults, children and families, especially those made more vulnerable by developmental, physical or economic limitations.


Youth Net/RéseauAdo is a bilingual by youth for youth mental health promotion program at CHEO. Youth Net offers alternative support services for youth aged 13 to 20. We strive to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and illness through prevention and intervention activities, education, research, and advocacy. All our programs are led by our trained facilitators aged 20 to 30 and are supported by clinical back-up resources.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lanark

As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

This website is monitored by psychiatrists at CHEO and has all the latest and most current information about mental health on it. The CHEO website has some great resources for Child and Youth Mental Health as well: CHEO website

Mind Your Mind

Need help? Don’t know what’s wrong or what to do? Access information for yourself or a friend about getting help, counselling and more. Reach out, get help, give help. These are mindfulness based apps, but are very fitting for resilience and they are fantastic!

Stop Breathe Think

A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It is a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. It is a not-for-profit initiative based on a process that provides a sense of clarity, calm and contentment. So what are you waiting for?Let’s do this!

Reach Out

You can’t control the thoughts that pop into your head, but you can control what you do with them. The WorryTime app allows you to control everyday stress and anxiety by acting as a place to store your daily worries.


Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.


This is a self-help app for anxiety. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy combined with relaxation and wellness techniques, we believe in holistic daily tools aimed at breaking the anxiety cycle. We’re not about quick-fixes or false promises. We are about real progress, a day at a time. Simply put, it’s our mission to help those with anxiety by giving them the most effective and empowering tools available. We hope you’ll join us; we’re just getting started.